A Community Park has been opened at H.A. Dhidhdhoo with support from the Aharenge Bank Community Fund. The park was opened by Middle Sports Club, an island based NGO that submitted the winning proposal.
The aim of the project is to create a space for the community to gather in their leisure time and strengthen community bonds. The park, located near the beach, is equipped with barbeque facilities, seating areas and an outdoor library for reading enthusiasts in the community.
Commenting on the project, Nashwan Ibrahim from Middle Sports Club stated, “Dhidhdhoo has the largest population in the atoll but there are very few places where we can gather for recreational activities. We decided to apply for the BML Community Fund to develop this park to change this, for the benefit of our community. With barbeque grills, seating areas, swings and an outdoor library, we hope that this park becomes a space to create lasting memories.”
The Aharenge Bank Community Fund is an initiative to empower individuals to contribute to their communities through sustainable projects. Every quarter, 5 winning projects are selected to receive MVR 50,000 to make a difference in the community. Every year, MVR 1 million is awarded under this project to work with passionate individuals and NGOs.